These discussion pieces highlight some of the key pages in the Guide to Retirement and provide important talking points to client conversations around relevant retirement and investment themes.
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Protecting retirement portfolios from inflation
Discuss the importance of a broadly-diversified, risk-controlled approach to hedge the future effects of inflation on retirement portfolios.
Risk-averse clients may be tempted to overweight conservative assets that have barely kept pace with inflation
- Due to rising life expectancies, many retirement-age investors have long time horizons to pursue the inflation-beating potential of stocks.
- Individual asset classes respond differently to rising and falling inflation. Together, they may offer more protection and consistency than any one asset alone.
- Inflation-sensitive assets to consider for managing inflation include commodities,
TIPs, real estate and equities related to natural resources and infrastructure.